Anxiety And Depression Specialist

Family Medical Care, PLLC

Board Certified Family Practice Physicians & Nurse Practitioners located in Hayden, ID

Anxiety and depression affect more than 20% of the population in the United States, although not everyone is receiving proper treatment. If you’re struggling with anxiety and depression, dedicated physician John Torquato, MD, offers compassionate mental health care at Family Medical Care, PLLC, in Hayden, Idaho. You can conveniently schedule an evaluation through the website or you can call the office directly to speak with a team member.

Anxiety and Depression Q & A

What are the symptoms of anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and depression are chronic mental health disorders that can affect your overall well-being. Below are warning signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression that you may be experiencing.

Anxiety symptoms

Anxiety, also known as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), refers to excessive worrying and stressing most days of the week. If you have anxiety, you may find that you’re:

  • Having difficulty concentrating
  • Struggling with poor sleep
  • Restless or on edge
  • Regularly fatigued

Depression symptoms

Depression is more than an occasional bout of sadness, which everyone experiences from time to time. When you have depression, you may struggle with:

  • Decreased energy
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Excessive sleeping or insomnia
  • Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness

If left untreated, anxiety and depression can take a toll on your relationships, job performance, and even overall health. 

When should I see a doctor for anxiety and depression?

It’s important to come to Family Medical Care, PLLC, for an evaluation if you think you have anxiety or depression, even if your symptoms seem minor or infrequent. Dr. Torquato encourages you to book an appointment if your anxiety or depression is causing you to:

  • Miss work
  • Have trouble falling or staying asleep
  • Stop taking care of yourself or your family
  • Avoid enjoyable activities or social situations

Dr. Torquato specializes in innovative anxiety and depression solutions to help restore your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. 

How are anxiety and depression treated?

Treating anxiety and depression often involves combining healthful changes that are going to fit into your daily routine and lifestyle. At Family Medical Care, PLLC, Dr. Torquato may recommend any of the following anxiety and nutrition solutions:

  • Incorporating plant-based nutrition with NEWSTART®
  • Getting more physical activity

Depending on your specific diagnosis and overall health, Dr. Torquato may also prescribe anti-anxiety or antidepressant medications, and, or counseling. No matter which treatment is right for you, Dr. Torquato is diligent about ensuring you overcome anxiety and depression and unlock your true potential. 

You’re not alone if you’re struggling with anxiety and depression; Family Medical Care, PLLC, is available to help you. Book your appointment online or over the phone today.